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50 specially designed Paddington Bears take over London ahead of movie launch

Illustrator Hannah Warren, repped by Jelly London, has joined the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson, Rankin and David Beckham by designing one of the 50 Paddington Bears that have taken over London.

Scattered around London the statutes are part of an initiative by Visit London, the NSPCC and StudioCanal ahead of the release of the Paddington film on 28 November.

Warren’s statue – Paddingtonscape – is inspired by the area surrounding Paddington Station and features the canals and narrow boats of Little Venice, located at the back of Paddington Station as well as swans and other features of daily West London life.

Running until 30 December #PaddingtonTrail is free for the public to enjoy and sees the film’s cast – Nicole Kidman, Ben Wishaw and Hugh Bonneville – also creating their own Paddington Bears. The 50 bears come in all colours and patterns, each wearing Paddington’s ‘Please look after this bear. Thank You.’ note around its neck.

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